Several lawsuits over the health-care reform's individual mandate hinge on interpretations of the constitution's Commerce Clause. This clause is widely believed to grant Congress broad power over national markets. But that isn't what the founders had in mind.
The Monitor's language columnist muses over just who can qualify as a curmudgeon.
The grass that covers the Washington Mall, the most visited national park in the United States, is in bad shape. The footprints of 25 million visitors are part of the reason why.
A history of what it means to be free in America.
I didn't grow up in a library, but sometimes it felt that way.